Slaughter and May is advising Equinix, Inc. - IT and IP aspects of the separation and sale of eight assets to Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

Slaughter and May is advising Equinix, Inc. on the separation and subsequent sale of eight assets in its European business to Digital Realty Trust, Inc. for $874.4 million. The sale was a condition of the clearance from the European Commission for the acquisition of Telecity Group plc by Equinix in January 2016, on which Slaughter and May also advised.

Equinix is a leading global data centre provider operating 145 data centre facilities in 40 markets across 5 continents. It is a US Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) headquartered in Redwood City, California and listed on NASDAQ with a market capitalisation in excess of $23 billion.

Slaughter and May worked as a joint team with RBC Capital Markets as well as members of the European Best Friends network, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in the Netherlands and Hengeler Mueller in Germany.

Slaughter and May is also advising on the Corporate aspects of the sale.

Rob Sumroy Partner
Laura Houston Partner
Richard McDonnell Senior Counsel
Richard Smith Partner
Natalie Cook Partner
James Cook Partner
Jack Dickie Associate
John Nevin Partner
Samantha Brady Head of Environment and Climate Change
Richard Keczkes Head of Planning
Mike Lane Partner
Matthew Tobin Partner